AT&T says it would cease promoting all location knowledge from cell phones to brokers following a report that corporations are nonetheless promoting that info to shadowy corporations with out buyer data.
Final yr, AT&T and different carriers pledged to cease offering location info to knowledge brokers. However AT&T made an exception for helpful providers that, as an illustration, assist prospects with roadside help or fraud safety. Now the corporate says it would additionally finish these gross sales in March.
The transfer follows a Tuesday report on Vice’s Motherboard website that confirmed how bounty hunters can monitor telephone places utilizing service knowledge.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has been pushing cell suppliers to finish location-data gross sales. He mentioned Thursday that Congress must move laws to make sure they arrive to a halt.
Verizon to finish location knowledge gross sales to brokers